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establish a coordinated software development plan will be instrumental
in developing applications to enhance
aircrew and aircraft survivability. By
using FACE, we will enable more options
with regards to using a distributed processing environment which may include
the AN/APR-39D(V)2 processor, mission
computer and/or other avionics systems
that have extra processing power available for use."
Speaking with regard to the Army's
ATDS effort, BAE Systems' Altvater says,

"We see the Army still formulating the
strategy relative to the next-generation
IASE requirement. It's been evolving
over the last year or two and collecting
input with this RFI to determine what
is in the realm of the possible, is part of
that process." Adds Sweeney, "as part of
the ATDS, they'll probably look at integrating different sensors and phenomenology in terms of an IASE capability
or not."
For his part, Orbital ATK's Thames
says he still sees different paths within

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the Services of how to best address consolidating the requirement within the
ASE market. "In general, they have very
consistent thoughts on how they have
to address the emerging threats and the
technologies that will be needed to do
that, but how they take that technology and integrate it into the systems
is where they kind of deviate and take
multiple paths. For example, in the case
of ATDS, the Army's concept of integration is at a different level than our
approach. We integrate into the same
sensor housing (MW, laser, HFI) whereas
they're trying to integrate all of their
sensors into a centralized configuration
onboard the aircraft."
Northrop Grumman's Smith says that
whether or not the Army pursues IASE
as part of ATDS remains to be seen, but
emphasizes "this is a real opportunity
for the Army to make their ASE suite
greater than the sum of its parts with
no risk and very little additional cost.
It's important to note that no additional
systems are needed to make this happen. What is needed is a well-defined
requirement that allows both the platform and ASE PMs to collaboratively
acquire and manage the system with
traceability back through the JCIDS
[Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System] process. By doing
so, the Army would dramatically increase the value proposition of its material solutions and, more importantly,
the level of force protection. Looking
forward, we can expect more multispectral threat systems. To counter these
advanced threats, we will need to integrate conventional RFCM and IRCM
solutions with threat-agnostic self-protection solutions, such as high-energy
lasers and active protection systems
with guided intercept vehicles."
Captain Schuessler agrees with this
last point, "An area of focus for future capabilities is in the realm of unguided, ballistic threats (specifically,
Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs)). The
Navy is pursuing a Helicopter Active
RPG Protection (HARP) capability to
fill the gap. Technologies being evaluated would improve our ability to detect, precisely locate and dispense an
active countermeasure in response to
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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
US Helicopter EW Programs
53rd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention Guide
Conference Report
Threat Monitor
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - November 2016 - From the President
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